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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
    They may deny there’s a rift, but words betray them
    They may deny there’s a rift, but words betray them
    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has dismissed suggestions of a falling-out between him and President Jacob Zuma.
    Ace plays his hand on leased land
    Ace plays his hand on leased land
    More than half the property leased to the Free State provincial administration must be owned by black people before the end of Ace Magashule’s...
    ‘The General’ Lindiwe Sisulu in the running for JZ’s throne
    ‘The General’ Lindiwe Sisulu in the running for JZ’s throne
    Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu could emerge as the dark horse in the race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the next ANC leader.
    Divided Cabinet grills Gordhan over budget
    Divided Cabinet grills Gordhan over budget
    The Cabinet is said to be deeply divided, with some ministers accusing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of skimping on their budget allocations and...
    Ramaphosa, Zuma cold war hits freezing point
    Ramaphosa, Zuma cold war hits freezing point
    Relations between President Jacob Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, have hit rock bottom. A lack of trust and a complete breakdown in communication are signs of all-out political warfare between the two leaders....
    Is Dlamini-Zuma JZ's new finance minister?
    Is Dlamini-Zuma JZ's new finance minister?
    President Jacob Zuma’s supporters are lobbying for former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to replace Pravin Gordhan as...
    ‘Dark horse’ Mabuza in succession race
    ‘Dark horse’ Mabuza in succession race
    NEWS ANALYSIS"The cat is back. Know that the cat is back … the mice are going to run,” declared Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza when...
    Corruption-busting Limpopo premier not fazed by fault-finders in his own party
    Corruption-busting Limpopo premier not fazed by fault-finders in his own party
    Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha believes he is being targeted by a small group of ANC members who want him out of his position because of his fight...
    Ramaphosa steps up to the plate ... at last
    Ramaphosa steps up to the plate ... at last
    Talk time is over. We want action and action man Jacob Zuma is going to make sure that this country moves forward right now … our Mr Action...
    ANC divided on how to win back the support it has lost
    ANC divided on how to win back the support it has lost
    NEWS ANALYSISWhere to now for the ANC? This was the question on everyone’s lips after the party’s devastating defeat in three key metros...
    KZN heavyweight Mchunu backs Ramaphosa
    KZN heavyweight Mchunu backs Ramaphosa
    Former KwaZulu-Natal premier and provincial heavyweight Senzo Mchunu has thrown his support behind deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the candidate...
    Silent Cyril up against the ropes
    Silent Cyril up against the ropes
    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa looks set to have his presidential ambitions shot down by President Jacob Zuma’s backers in government and the ANC...